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RMERF Fall Count Concluded

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The Fall 2017 Migration Count has concluded and ran from Sep 20th to Nov 15th with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily. This was the 26th consecutive year of vigilant recording. We thank all the sites’ principle observers and assistants in their daily viewing and reporting, a recognition to Cliff Hansen with organizing the count, and Peter Sherrington in receiving all the data and tirelessly producing the daily updates of the count.  A complete analysis and presentation will be forthcoming for this count. Please join RMERF for the 2018 Spring Count, Mar 1st to Apr 22nd!

PRESENT COUNT BLOG:
Mount Lorette Raptor Count, 2017 Fall

Related links: Daily Count Resources

 


Memorial Bench and Kiosk Unveiling

Thank you to all that attended the unveiling of Memorial bench for Ruthie Oltmann and the new RMERF kiosk at the Hay Meadow, Mount Lorette site in Kananaskis. It was a great turnout, great weather and everyone, (Ruthie, AB Parks and the RMERF people) enjoyed it.

Please view the news release sent to the local media for more details and photos. (PDF)
The Rocky Mountain Outlook newspaper article is here [rmoutlook.com]

Some photos from the unveiling (click for larger resolution):

CR George Halmazna

CR George Halmazna

CR Deanna Cottrell‎

CR Rick Hannay


25th Anniversary Celebration Review

The event was a great success. Held at Beaupre Community Hall – a lovely venue, an hour west of Calgary, many members and friends of RMERF attended, and shared stories of the 25 years of golden eagle and raptor counting.

Featured was a draft of new signage of for the Lorette site to be completed this fall and was on display for everyone to view and comment on about any suggested changes. A new video (still in production) was shown discussing what RMERF does using some great historic commentary clips and some scenic photos and clips of the golden eagles. Its purpose will be for public awareness and the producers hope to submit it to the Mountain Film festival. Continued over the afternoon was a panel discussion with Peter Sherrington, Cliff Hanson and Rosemary Power fielding questions about highlights from the emcee and attendees about their past 25 years since the start of the organization. Everyone also enjoyed some food and Anniversary cakes. The highlight of the evening was led by Peter Sherrington providing an interesting talk summarizing the last 25 years of research with RMERF.

Thanks to all those who attended, we look forward to the next 25 years.


Casino Fundraiser: Thanks

A big thank you again to all who helped at the RMERF casino!  It is only through support of many people (and the family members brought along!) that financially RMERF can strongly continue in its golden eagles and raptors migration observations, reporting, and educational outreach functions.  During the casino two days, I think too we had fun,  reviewed the Foundation work, and had some great conversations about life in general……  I thank too, our Advisors Val and Tony in leading us in the various roles, and dealing with chips and cash.
On top of the casino funds we receive, we made tips of $66.60.  We will know the final amount of funds from the two nights in September.

RMERF Field Celebration 2017

Although a little late, here are some great photos from our Field Celebration gathering at the Lorette count site on March 20th, 2017.

CR Cliff Hansen

CR Cliff Hansen

CR Cliff Hansen


RMERF In The News (Spring 2017)

Updated as media coverage is published.

CBC Radio Canada – Un endroit unique au monde: l’autoroute migratoire des aigles royaux. 2017/04/21, Link.

CTV National – TV (no link) and Web: Volunteers gather to marvel at raptors along Alberta’s ‘eagle highway’. 2017/03/29, Link.

CTV News – Video from Hay Meadow today – The footage is between 26:23 and 27:34. – 2017/03/21, Link.

CBC News – How Alberta’s eagle expressway was spotted 25 years ago – 2017/03/20, Link.

CBC Calgary Eye Opener – Golden Eagle Count – Interview with Peter Sherrington – 2017/03/20, Link.

Pincher Creek Voice – Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation celebrates 25 years  – 2017/03/19, Link.

Calgary Herald – Golden eagles: The mystery and history of one of Alberta’s most fascinating birds – 2017/03/18, Link.

Calgary Sun – Into the journey of golden eagles, thousands of whom migrate over Alberta every year – 2017/03/18, Link.


25th Anniversary Press Release and President’s Letter

25th Anniversary Press Release
March 20, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of RMERF eagle counting.  Please see attached press release regarding 25th Anniversary celebration events. Click to view the PDF: RMERF_PressRelease25thAnniversary.pdf

President’s Letter
The Letter was just sent out by our president Gordon Petersen. Click to view the PDF: RMERF_PresidentsLetterMar2017Final.pdf


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